As the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, Philadelphia should send a signal that discrimination has no place in our borders.
A lifelong city resident, Jim Kenney grew up the oldest of four in a South Philadelphia rowhouse neighborhood. His father, a firefighter, and his mother, a homemaker, worked second jobs at The Inquirer and The Spectrum to put Jim and his four siblings through parochial school. In high school, Jim delivered the paper in the morning and washed dishes after school as a member of Local 274, earning his first union card at 17. After graduating from St. Joe's Prep, Jim worked his way through La Salle University and became the first in his family to graduate from college.Read more